Adoptive parents may be eligible for a tax credit for qualified adoption expenses and/or an exclusion from income for employer-provided adoption assistance.
Qualified adoption expenses may include reasonable and necessary attorney fees, adoption fees, court costs, travel expenses, and other expenses that are directly related to and for the principal purpose of the legal adoption of an eligible child. In 2016, the maximum credit allowed by the IRS is $13,400. The credit is subject to income limitations.
For additional information, visit the IRS website.